January 11, 2005

New On The Blogroll

GayPatriot says he's not "the new Andrew Sullivan." Fair enough, we're all individuals ("Yes, we are all individuals!").

Longtime readers will know I was a big Andrew Sullivan fan. He is my archetype of a blogger, and I copied his style as well as my lack of writing skills allow. A link, an excerpt, and an opinion -- that's blogging to me. The blogosphere then becomes an organic reading machine, allowing an obscure thought to rise to the top if a few readers find it interesting. Hayekian Journalism -- distributed knowledge and authority.

Sullivan's writing skills and his depth of thought still impress me. I hate to turn on somebody because he doesn't agree with me anymore. The not-new-sully-gay-guy has got it right:

The real question isn't where the GP site is the "new" Andrew Sullivan. The question is was Andrew Sullivan ever anything more than a blow with the wind conservative? The other term for that is -- a Clinton Democrat. If the polls supported the war in Iraq by over 66%, Sully was for it. If they start to head down below 50%, Sully bolts. He reminds me of a Philadelphia Eagles fan, circa 2004.

(PS -- Andrew, the Eagles are an AMERICAN football team. That's the game with the helmet, not the bloody knees and broken teeth. In America, we have another name for rugby -- its called hockey.)

Andrew's main problem is that he, along with his fellow Clinton Democrats, do not understand Red State (and the majority of) America.

I am adding GP to the blogroll and will start to read it because my vision of the GOP is a lot more gay-friendly, as we libertarian and lasseiz-faire social customs folk expand influence.

Sullivan was an important voice in that to me. Now that voice is no longer there. I'll be reading GP.

Posted by jk at January 11, 2005 09:24 AM

Hey! I used to be an Eagles fan. Until 2003. Now I root for them, only so they can lose in dramatic, spectacular fashion.
I was right last year. Lose in the NFC championship.
I look forward this year's SuperBowl catastrophe where they will make the '86 Patriots Super Bowl team look like the '72 Dolphins.

Posted by: AlexC at January 11, 2005 05:31 PM

I thought the "Eagles Fan" might draw a comment! We'll see what goes down but this Bronco fan is in no position to throw stones (they'd likely be intercepted anyway...)

Posted by: jk at January 12, 2005 09:21 AM

Hold on there Snidely. My boy Jake just set a new Broncos passing record this season. And his interceptions are comparable to those of other "star" QB's, e.g. the Rams' Mark Bulger, who his head coach calls "the greatest QB I've ever coached" and yes, this includes Kurt Warner.
The Donkey's failure vs. the Colts was on defense, where their strategy of stopping the run failed to observe the fact that, by and large, the Colts don't run anyway.

As for the Iggles, I still think they're the Super Bowl champs if TO gets healthy enough to play full-speed. If not, the Steelers are my pick.

Posted by: johngalt at January 13, 2005 01:04 PM

Yes, you're right. Jake did a great job this year. I was just trying to be funny.

I am always pessimistic but it just didn't seem that this year's team was the one that was going to do it.

This year's Colts-AFC-Wild-Card game made me nostalgic for last year's shellacking.

Fear not, I am a Broncs fan by birth (I was born in Denver) and I will utter the team cry: "Wait'll next year!"

Posted by: jk at January 14, 2005 08:10 AM
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